Paripurna, Paripūrṇa: 18 definitions


Paripurna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Paripurn.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) refers to “complete”, and is used to describe Śiva, according the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] We eulogise Thee, the imperishable supreme Brahman, the omnipresent whose features are unmanifest, who can be attained by the Yoga of the Soul and is complete (Paripūrṇa)”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (philosophy)

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) refers to an “absolute fullness”, according to the Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛtivimarśinī 2.132.—Accordingly, “[The passage] ‘inasmuch as they are [somehow] manifest in the concept [representing them’ means the following]. [...] And ‘liberation,’ [apprehended] as consisting of an absolute fullness (paripūrṇa) the essence of which is nothing but the plenitude of a bliss that is not brought about [because in fact it is] innate, [...]—[all these] must belong to the realm of phenomena; otherwise such [things] as the fact that [they] can be desired, the search for the realization of this [desire], their determination [as having] this [particular] form and place, the practice in accordance with [this determination], etc., would [all] be impossible”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण):—The Dharma is “completely clear” (paripūrṇa) because the noble eightfold Path (ārya aṣṭāṅgikamārga) and the six perfections (ṣaṭpāramitā) are complete in it.

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) refers to “being filled (with water)” (suitable for performing rain-making rituals), according to the 2nd-century Meghasūtra (“Cloud Sutra”) in those passages which contain ritual instructions.—Accordingly, “He who desires a mighty rain must perform this rite ‘the great-cloud-circle’ in an open space, overspread by a blue canopy, shaded by a blue banner, on a clear spot of earth; [...] he must place four full vessels, filled (paripūrṇa) with pure blue water, after prayers to the Tathāgatas (sarvatathāgata) also, according to his power, an oblation, and flowers and odours; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) refers to “complete” [i.e., kevala-paripūrṇaṃ pariśuddhaṃ], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Paripūrṇa.—(LP), probably, ‘in full youth’. Note: paripūrṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p (S) Quite full, ready, or entire: also completed or perfected.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p Quite full, ready, completed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—p. p.

1) Quite full; °इन्दुः (induḥ) the full moon; entire, complete, completely filled.

2) Self-satisfied, content.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pāripūrṇa (पारिपूर्ण).—adj., ppp. (m.c. for pari°), full: śubha °ṇaṃ Mahāvastu ii.299.11 (verse). Cf. prec.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—mfn.

(-rṇaḥ-rṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Full, entire, complete. 2. Self-satisfied, content. E. pari quite, pūrṇa full.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण).—[adjective] filled or covered with (—°), full, entire, complete, accomplished, attained.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण):—[=pari-pūrṇa] [from pari-pṝ] mfn. quite full, [Kauśika-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] completely filled or covered with, occupied by ([compound]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] accomplished, perfect, whole, complete, [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] fully satisfied, content, [Rāmāyaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण):—[pari-pūrṇa] (rṇaḥ-rṇā-rṇaṃ) p. Full; content.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paripuṇṇa, Paripunna.

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Paripurna in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paripūrṇa (परिपूर्ण) [Also spelled paripurn]:—(a) perfect; complete; self-contained; full (of); infused by or imbued with.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paripurna in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paripūrṇa (ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣ):—

1) [adjective] holding or containing as much as possible; full.

2) [adjective] complete; entire; whole.

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Paripūrṇa (ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣ):—

1) [noun] = ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣತೆ - [paripurnate -] 1 & 2.

2) [noun] a flawless, perfect man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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